Run by our Tech Tutor John and his team, Coding Club gives children the opportunity to use the class-set of Raspberry Pi educational computers to learn to code in Scratch; a computer language designed at MIT for children.
The course loosely follows the resource packs provided by "codeclubworld.org" which over a one-year period begins with Scratch, then advances to web/HTML, and then Python.
The club has a high teacher-to-student ratio, so the pace and learning style can be personalised to suit each child’s needs.
Using resources including Minecraft, Coding Club is a great way for kids to gain valuable tech skills, while also making connections with other children in the club through in-game and online chat!
Through Coding Club, kids can learn to:
write a game in Scratch
learn to code in Python (and manipulate Minecraft)
set up a RaspberryPi as a web-server
develop web pages using HTML and CSS
(advanced) create a web page which can interact and control Minecraft Pi
Age: Students of all ages, currently between 6 – 13. Limited to 12 places each session. There are two sessions - Session 1 and Session 2. You are currently on the page for Session 1.
Term 4, 2016 Dates: October 9th, October 23rd, November 6th, November 20th, December 4th
Times: Session 1, 12:30 – 14:30
If you sign up for Coding Club you must commit to coming for the whole term – no refunds for missed sessions.
Coding Club is made possible through funding from:
Bayside Council Community Grants